[ GLSA 200408-21 ] Cacti: SQL injection vulnerability

From: Kurt Lieber (klieber_at_gentoo.org)
Date: 08/23/04

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    Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200408-21
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      Severity: Normal
         Title: Cacti: SQL injection vulnerability
          Date: August 23, 2004
          Bugs: #60630
            ID: 200408-21

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    Synopsis
    ========

    With special configurations of Cacti it is possible to change passwords
    via a SQL injection attack.

    Background
    ==========

    Cacti is a complete web-based front end to rrdtool.

    Affected packages
    =================

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         Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
      1 net-analyzer/cacti <= 0.8.5a >= 0.8.5a-r1

    Description
    ===========

    Cacti is vulnerable to a SQL injection attack where an attacker may
    inject SQL into the Username field.

    Impact
    ======

    An attacker could use these vulnerabilities to compromise the Cacti
    service and potentially execute programs with the permissions of the
    user running Cacti.

    Workaround
    ==========

    To prevent SQL code injection, php_flag magic_quotes_gpc should be set
    to Off. By default, Gentoo Linux installs PHP with this option set to
    Off.

    Resolution
    ==========

    All users should upgrade to the latest available version of Cacti, as
    follows:

        # emerge sync

        # emerge -pv ">=net-analyzer/cacti-0.8.5a-r1"
        # emerge ">=net-analyzer/cacti-0.8.5a-r1"

    References
    ==========

      [ 1 ] Full Disclosure Announcement
            http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2004-08/0717.html

    Availability
    ============

    This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
    the Gentoo Security Website:

        http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200408-21.xml

    Concerns?
    =========

    Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
    confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
    importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
    security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
    http://bugs.gentoo.org.

    License
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    Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
    belongs to its owner(s).

    The contents of this document are licensed under the
    Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0

    
    



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